forecasts and trends are part of the human environment
Military community services offered by the installation and
( 1 ) Aquifer characteristics should be established.
specialized activities such as outdoor ranges and maneuver
including the location of productive shallow depth aquifers
areas also contribute to the human environment. Each of
these characteristics should be investigated for their
water tables. or surface water flows: and aquifers which
potential influence on plan developmcnt.
depend on recharge from seepage or surface waters.
(2) The impact of surface water drainage and
a. Historic and archaeological setting. The history of
storm water runoff should be analyzed. This analysis will
the area may be obtained from on-post records or from off-
post sources such as local planning agencies or the local
- Acreage of drainage basins.
library. This history should be reviewed for its potential to
Location of major stormwater channels.
influence the future of the installation. Standards and
- Direction of flow and quality of surface water.
procedures for the preservation of historic features and
- Effect of capacity limitations in drainageways such
archaeological sites, as set forward in TM5-80 -1 and TM
as siltation or inadequate culvert size.
5801 -2 should also be, reviewed Federal. State. county.
- Percentage of built-up land area in each drainage
and installation historic and archaeological sites of record
should be identified and recorded on a work map with the
appropriate agency identification numbers. The effect of
- Excessive runnoff volumes due to topographic
presentation standards on future development should be
conditions or building coverage.
determined and documented
- Natural pending areas.
(3) Development limitations due to flooding along
b. Current and forecasted demographics. The installation
watenways or wetland areas should be established. The
population includes all military personnel and their de-
acreage and percentage of land subject to a one percent
pendents. supported retirees. civilian employees and
chance of flooding in a given year, the base flood area,
contractors. and other persons using on-post facilities.
areas of tidal inundations, and wetland areas (swamp,
(1) Military personnel. Active military should be
marsh. or bog) should be itemized. Problems of water
identified according to the percentage of personnel in
quality or effect of seasonal variation in wetland areas
groups as reported in DD Form 1657. which is developed
should also be identified and the impact of wetland
in accordance with AR 210-11. The effect of increases or
protection measures or flood control regulations on instal-
decreases in the number of personnel required to obtain
lation development should be evaluated.
the installation's planning strength should be evaluated.
e. Vegetation and wildlife. Critical habitats, endangered
of dependents are principal determinants of installation
lation should be analyzed. However, a detailed listing of
requirements for a wide range of services and facilities.
habitats and species is not required. Rather, the analysis
including education. health. and recreation. The total
should summarize potential constraints to development
number and composition of households should be identified
The following elements should be considered in this
following guidance provided by DOD Instruction 4165 .45.
the proponent for DD Form 1378. "Determination of
- The predominant type of vegetation on undeveloped
Family Housing Requirements." The effect of projected
portions of the installation and the location of areas of
increases and decreases in the number of dependents
when the installation reaches its planning strength should
- Habitats of any known protected or endangered
species and the effect of prescribed protective measures.
(3) Other supported population. The present
- Impact of fish and wildlife management programs.
number of other population supported by the installation
- Use of on-post areas for hunting and fishing.
should be identified along with the effect of any projected
- Installation land management programs for barren
increases or decreases. Other supported population includes:
areas. emergent vegetation range vegetation and wetlands
- Civilian employees ( both appropriated and non-
- Forestry management requirements such as fire
- Military personnel employed on-post but not stationed
lanes and buffer zones.
- Army Reserve and National Guard personnel using
2-14. Human environment
Each installation also reflects the human influence. For
- Transient personnel and hospital patients ( daily
example, the historic and archaeological setting provides
- Retired personnel and their dependents.
information about the area's past and may affect the
installation's future. The characteristics of current military.
- Civilian groups using installation facilities over
short stays (such as Boy Scouts).
dependent, and other support populations and of population